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This article has appeared to have been composed by a user with what obviously is a very pro-IRA stance. For the sake of everyone's education and perhaps not unbelievable selfish smug, enlighten us Wikipedia users more about "IRA". (184.108.40.206 (talk) 23:32, 22 February 2013 (UTC)) -- TheGreatCornholio
What do you have in mind? This article is about the original Irish Republican Army that fought in the Irish War of Independence with the authority of Dáil Éireann.. It is heavily supported by citations of reliable external sources and is the work of many editors.
Or do you have in mind one of the modern organisations that subsequently took the name? If so, see List of IRAs where you might find the one you want. --Red King (talk) 20:44, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
What I naturally had in mind understandably was a complete history of any Irish Republican Army activity. The most defeatest thing they could have done was surrender and they did yet there are still some of us who are strong enough to continue. So that is my answer to you for cutting the mustard like that boy-o. I don't mean to boast or threaten you but I very well have family in Sinn Fein and I feel very proud to know that. But for the sake of education, you can't continue to be bi-ist like that with an article, because this is Wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 05:35, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
As time permits I am attempting to clean the references up without changing content. Anough for today. Juan Riley (talk) 01:41, 13 June 2014 (UTC) And I have not gotten back to this reference clean up yet. Sigh. Juan Riley (talk) 00:29, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Since the parenthetical statement at lead indicates that this about organization that fought in the Easter rebellion and the Anglo-Irish war..should not the info box date be 1916-1922? Juan Riley (talk) 00:29, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
A slight misreading Juan, the IRB and Irish Volunteers, the precossors faught in the Easter Rising ("It was descended from the Irish Volunteers, an organisation established on 25 November 1913 that staged the Easter Rising in April 1916" in the lead). In the section "Emergence of the IRA after the Easter Rising", it states "first steps towards reorganising the defeated Irish Volunteers were taken on 27 October 1917 when a convention took place in Dublin". A point being, you could put forward 1919 either as the army of the Irish Republic and the first Dail. Murry1975 (talk) 00:59, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
I do understand all the subtleties..however the article starts off with :This article is about the historical organisation that fought in the Easter Rising of 1916 and the Irish War of Independence of 1919–21.Juan Riley (talk) 01:14, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Good spot, removed inaccuaracy. Murry1975 (talk) 01:20, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
If consistently followed in article...I now agree with..say 1919? Juan Riley (talk) 01:23, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Give me a couple of days and I should be able to come up with the goods. Sound? Murry1975 (talk) 01:26, 31 July 2014 (UTC)